Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Tocagen appoints Wood VP, regulatory affairs and quality assurance

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tocagen, a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company, has named John Wood vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Wood holds more than 20 years of regulatory affairs experience focusing on first-in-class drugs for diseases with high unmet need. While at IDEC Pharmaceuticals, he played a leading role, in close collaboration with Genentech, in the first regulatory approval of RITUXAN for the treatment of immune system B-cell malignancies.

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Biocept CFO resigns; interim replacement named

Monday, August 24, 2015

Biocept, a San Diego-based molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing liquid biopsies to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, has announced the voluntary resignation of Bill Kachioff, senior vice president and chief financial officer, to pursue other business opportunities. The company also announced that Mark G. Foletta has been appointed as the company’s interim chief financial officer, effective immediately.

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FDA reviews BYDUREON, type 2 diabetes medication

Friday, August 12, 2011

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, and Alkermes have reported that the FDA has acknowledged the companies’ BYDUREON (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) resubmission. The FDA has categorized it as a class II resubmission requiring up to six months for review and assigned a new Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of January 28, 2012. BYDUREON is an investigational medication for type 2 diabetes.

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Elan cuts 104 jobs

Friday, July 15, 2011

Following the recent decision to sell its drug manufacturing unit to Alkermes for $960 million, Elan is eliminating 104 jobs from a Pennsylvania facility that is part of the deal, according to a notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.

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